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   "Men are the new women" when it comes to shopping for nice clothes. Farkers, it might be time to change out of those Cheeto-stained jeans and extra-large hooded sweatshirts

24 Nov 2012 03:12 PM   |   3452 clicks   |   The New York Times
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Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
*looks down*

No.

24 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Like they ever come up from the basement......

/they only need their sweatpants

24 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
Mangoose     
Yeah, no. Slim suits are for effeminate men with the body of a pre-teen girl waiting for her breasts to show up.

on the other hand the classic cut of brands like Brooks Brothers often make me feel like I'm covered in a tent.

24 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
Um, no. T-shirts and shorts work for me.

24 Nov 2012 01:12 PM
GAT_00     
Oh look, another fashion trend I'll ignore as it passes me by and fades away like all the rest.

24 Nov 2012 01:16 PM
Slaxl     
I'm wearing a tuxedo, because it's after 6 here and I'm not a farmer.

24 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
"Men are the new women," Bret Pittman, director of J. Crew's Ludlow Shop in TriBeCa in Manhattan, told me...

My response:

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24 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
t3knomanser     
Clothes thread? Clothes thread.

These pants are amazing. Comfortable, durable ,and easy to maintain.

And I get all my shirts from here. The only place where I can find shirts loud enough to be heard coming, but still stylish enough to not make me look like Colin Baker's Doctor.

I don't really do suits, largely because I'm trying to find a place that'll do bespoke suits in Pittsburgh. The only option is Tom James, and they're too pricy.

24 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
My sweatshirt does NOT have a hood

/not the one I'm wearing this month, anyway

24 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
BronyMedic     
Men are the new women...

So.....

Trap Thread?

24 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
elvisaintdead    [TotalFark]  
TD DAWGS

24 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
elvisaintdead    [TotalFark]  
wrong thread

sorry

24 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
BronyMedic     

elvisaintdead: wrong thread

sorry


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24 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
ms_lara_croft    [TotalFark]  
That wasn't an article. It was an ad.

24 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
wambu     
For The Love of God, WHY?

24 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
Testiclaw     

GAT_00: Oh look, another fashion trend I'll ignore as it passes me by and fades away like all the rest.


This.

If jeans and a shirt means I'm out of style...then it means I'm out of style.

No biggie.

24 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
Omahawg     
the metrosexual thing is so 2002

24 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     
My boyfriend is continuously amazed at how much more it costs for women's clothes vs. the equivalent in men's.

That said, I'm not gonna bother clicking. Filler articles are filler articles.

24 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
TheWizard     
In other news, a clothing company wants to sell more clothing.

24 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
NetOwl     
Slacks, a blazer, and a sweater will be fashionable until the end of humanity.

Okay, they'll be fashionable enough.

24 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
DarkSoulNoHope     
Queer Eye is cancelled, these clothing companies need to get over that fact.

24 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
diaphoresis     

BronyMedic: elvisaintdead: wrong thread

sorry

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jowls hunny...
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24 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
Robo Beat     

Mangoose: Yeah, no. Slim suits are for effeminate men with the body of a pre-teen girl waiting for her breasts to show up.

on the other hand the classic cut of brands like Brooks Brothers often make me feel like I'm covered in a tent.


Slim-suits are huge here, partly because they're fashionable at the moment but partially because French men all seem to be built like parking meters. Which I most certainly am not. Makes it hard to buy work clothes, since I don't make enough to buy suits made to measure.

24 Nov 2012 03:24 PM
Bronzemom     
Im a gonna tell my husband that. He likes t shirts from Wal Mart with fart jokes on them.

24 Nov 2012 03:24 PM
moothemagiccow     
I am in fact a new woman

24 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
Phoenix87ta     
You can have my Carhartt loose-fit straight-leg jeans when you pry them from my cold, dead...well...you know what I mean.

24 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
links136     
well, I say there's a reason 10% of the guys are farking 50% of the women.

24 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
the_chief     
I got in a bar fight with J. Crew. That dick suckerpunched me. But I cut him.

24 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
wedun     

Robo Beat: Mangoose: Yeah, no. Slim suits are for effeminate men with the body of a pre-teen girl waiting for her breasts to show up.

on the other hand the classic cut of brands like Brooks Brothers often make me feel like I'm covered in a tent.

Slim-suits are huge here, partly because they're fashionable at the moment but partially because French men all seem to be built like parking meters. Which I most certainly am not. Makes it hard to buy work clothes, since I don't make enough to buy suits made to measure.


you sound fat.

24 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
GRCooper     
Wearing jeans and a hoodie and I did have cheetos for lunch, so getting a kick ...

24 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
Ordinary Genius     

Mangoose: Yeah, no. Slim suits are for effeminate men with the body of a pre-teen girl waiting for her breasts to show up.

on the other hand the classic cut of brands like Brooks Brothers often make me feel like I'm covered in a tent.


So what kind of suit do you wear, then?

24 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
Mister Peejay     
Sorry, I wear oversized sweaters and hoodies to cover up my complete lack of cleavage.

/and the jeans aren't stained with Cheetos, that is donut dust, thankyouverymuch

24 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
nucal     
Can we please have a moratorium on "_____ is the new _____" ?

24 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
BlueJay206     
Hell no! It's Costco jeans and Old Navy tee shirts for me, that's how I roll!

24 Nov 2012 03:33 PM
picturescrazy     

Bronzemom: Im a gonna tell my husband that. He likes t shirts from Wal Mart with fart jokes on them.


See, you married a real man.

24 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
Mister Peejay     

Phoenix87ta: You can have my Carhartt loose-fit straight-leg jeans when you pry them from my cold, dead...well...you know what I mean.


And that will take a while, because nothing gets cold in Carhartt.

24 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
Son of Thunder     
Extra-large hooded sweatshirts?

Why would I wear something that small?

24 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
Robo Beat     

wedun: Robo Beat: Mangoose: Yeah, no. Slim suits are for effeminate men with the body of a pre-teen girl waiting for her breasts to show up.

on the other hand the classic cut of brands like Brooks Brothers often make me feel like I'm covered in a tent.

Slim-suits are huge here, partly because they're fashionable at the moment but partially because French men all seem to be built like parking meters. Which I most certainly am not. Makes it hard to buy work clothes, since I don't make enough to buy suits made to measure.

you sound fat.


I was fat. Then I lost some weight. Now I'm just squarish.

24 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
jtown     
Once again, I'm ahead of the trend. 10 years ago, I started dressing nice. That phase lasted until around 2005. These days, I'm back to "Shirt: Chcek. Pants: Check. Shoes: Check. Good to go."

24 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
Phoenix87ta     

Mister Peejay: Phoenix87ta: You can have my Carhartt loose-fit straight-leg jeans when you pry them from my cold, dead...well...you know what I mean.

And that will take a while, because nothing gets cold in Carhartt.


Damn straight. Comfy, too.

24 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
Thisbymaster     
We need to come up with a better word for people who are men but where women's clothing, because tranny isn't working out in the fashion industry.

24 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
Onkel Buck     
Actually in my pajamas and waiting for these to get done cooking
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24 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
Son of Thunder     
TFA: from a boxy design meant to conceal the body to a fitted look meant to reveal it.

Hurray for boxy designs!

24 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  
I'm amazed at how the author was able to make a lisp practically leap off the written page.

24 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
Phoenix87ta     

Onkel Buck: Actually in my pajamas and waiting for these to get done cooking
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I had no idea they made such a thing. I'm not sure if I should be frightened or jealous.

24 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
t3knomanser     

StreetlightInTheGhetto: My boyfriend is continuously amazed at how much more it costs for women's clothes vs. the equivalent in men's.


I dunno, I think I tend to outspend my wife on clothes by a decent margin. The last shirt I bought was $150. It's an awesome shirt though- the fabric has a great drape, it's this embroidered paisley on this multi-tone fabric, and it's got contrasting cuff linings. I love it.

24 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
chaosweaver     

picturescrazy: Bronzemom: Im a gonna tell my husband that. He likes t shirts from Wal Mart with fart jokes on them.

See, you married a real man.


As I sit in a sushi bar in my pinstripe slacks and shirt with bronze cog buttons. My black and copper cinched vest and my bowler. I'm sitting next to a woman in a lolita dress, and I have to say, having watched her dress, that I could never be bothered to put that much effort into getting prepared. If I can't throw it on, straighten it out and walk out the door, it's not worth putting on.

24 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
dumbobruni     
I'm overweight, but find that I look better in some "thin cut" suits vs the usual. Theory is a good "inbetween" brand, well for me anyway (and made in the USA too).

and that rep from J Crew needs a good pummeling. I have not tried J Crew before, and I now have a good reason not to.

24 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
Matthew Keene     
I actually have a Sunday go to meetin' hoodie.

24 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Suckers!

Have you ever noticed that:

* Good quality men's clothing almost never goes on sale, and if it does, it won't fit you?
** Men's shirts cost a fraction of the price of women's blouses, and are cheaper to dry clean?
*** A Man can go into to store, buy everyhing he needs and be out in under half an hour?

Well, there is a reason for this: Men are men, women are chumps. Demanding, relentless, shopaholic chumps.

Women will buy something, wear it once and take it back for a refund. This is included in the price of women's clothing. Men buy something, they expect it to last and they'll wear it long after it is visibly worn.

Men's fashions chance slowly and usually around the edges (tie and collars widths). A man wants a suit that will go from graduation to the grave. He might not be able to afford that suit, but he'll get as close as he can.

Women will buy shoes for individual events, wear them once and keep them. Thus many women's shoes are incredbly flash and shoddy. They are made of cardboard and glitter and she'll be lucky to get through the even with a broken heel. Men hate to shop for shoes. They may have three pairs of identical black shoes (they wear better if you rest them a day or two) but they won't have 200 pairs of black shoes designed for specific events or costumes.

In short, men's clothing tends to be durable, economical, and thus cheap.

Women's clothing tends to last a maximum of one season, or three months, whichever is shorter. It is expensiive and shoddy, expensive and short-lived, and thus not cheap by any measure.

Remember: fashion is a conspiracy to sell you new clothes every three months. Good clothes should last for years, decades, centuries, and some do with the right care. If you want to wear a dress owned by Marie Antoinette or Queen Elizabeth I of England, you can because there are still hundreds, if not thousands of them still around, mostly in museums, of course. But if you are a real woman and a fashion victim, you may never wear anything for more than a couple of hours. Ballet dancers go through shoes like they are made of paper. Some of them are. Fashion women go through $75,000 dresses like they were $10 cotton frocks. And some of them are.

MEN, DO NOT BE SUCKERED INTO SHOPPING LIKE WOMEN. THAT WAY MADNESS LIES!

Even most women don't go that crazy. Chances are you know plenty of decent, not very frumpy women, who have been known to wear things out rather than wear them once and save on laundry.

24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
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